TECHNOLOGY

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: MISCELLANEOUS

INTRODUCTION

Artificial Intelligence alone (in contrast when used in robotics and drone technologies) is in the process of transforming most industries with a significant reduction in the need for human labor. Some industries (and professions) are generating less articles and videos than others, and have yet to justify a separate webpage. They are all included here.

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Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you (Service/HR - 2019-03 - BBC)

The world’s first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being tested by Swedish recruiters. Tengai is the brainchild of Stockholm’s Furhat Robotics. Measuring 16in tall and weighing 7.7lbs, the head sits on a table across from the candidate. The goal is to offer job interviews that are free from any of the unconscious biases that managers and recruiters can often bring to the hiring process.

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Concept: Autonomous hotel room picks you up and delivers you to your hotel (Service/Hotel - 2019-01 - USA Today)

Aprilli Design Studio introduces the autonomous hotel room concept, complete with basic sleeping, working and washroom functions, which you order like a Uber, and which takes you to your destination with stops and with drone roof-top deliveries.

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AI is taking over finance jobs on Wall Street (AI - 2018-11 - Bloomberg)

A robot that can trade bonds better than a bond trader, and a video about various jobs that are in danger of being replaced by AI.

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NASA is using HoloLens AR headsets to build its new spacecraft faster (AI - 2018-10 - MIT Technology Review)

Lockheed Martin engineers wear the goggles (HoloLens Augmented Reality headsets) to help them assemble the crew capsule Orion—without having to read thousands of pages of paper instructions.

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On-line assistance with suing U.S. corporations and individuals (AI - 2018-10 - The Verge)

DoNotPay offers legal advice in the U.S. for issues, such as volatile airline prices, data breaches, late package deliveries, and unfair bank fees. It draws up documents to send to the courthouse to become a plaintiff, and generate a script to read from if personal attendance is required.

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AI generates legal papers without lawyers, and suggests rulings for judges (AI - 2018-10 - Bloomberg)

In Argentina, DAs write decisions and judges either reject them and write their own, or simply approve them. Start-up Prometea generates legal papers without lawyers, and suggests rulings for judges. Buenos Aires’ 15 DAs clear 6 months’ worth of cases in 6 weeks.

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Machine-learning algorithm beats 20 lawyers in NDA legal analysis (AI - 2018-10 - TechSpot)

LawKeex pitted its machine-learning AI against 20 human lawyers with five nondisclosure agreements to review for risks. The lawyers took an average of 92 minutes with 85% accuracy. LawGeex took 26 seconds with 94% accuracy.

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The world’s first digital super-model (AI - 2018-09 - KurzweilAI)

Shudu is the world’s first digital super-model. There are an increasing number of digital fashion models. Some have millions of Instagram followers — and brands and retailers are starting to show interest.

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Facebook adds 24 new languages to its automatic translation services (AI - 2018-09 - FaceBook)

FaceBook is handling nearly 6 billion translations per day, and aims to translate each post into the reader’s language. It has recently added 24 new languages to its automatic translation services; now able to handle a total of 4,504 language pairings.

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Newsroom jobs declined 23% from 2008-2018 (AI - 2018-09 - Digiday)

Newsroom jobs declined 23% over the past decade, according to the Pew Research Center, with tech giants getting most of the digital ad growth. Some publishers are now hiring.

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Virtual lawyer reduces junior legal work by 99% (AI - 2018-09 - ZDNet)

A start-up, McCarthyFinch, has developed an AI platform, designed to handle an array of legal processes, including financial compliance and contract automation. Claiming to learn up to 100 times faster than traditional AI, use at one firm reduced junior legal work by 99%.

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AI system provides optimum industrial design options (AI - 2018-08 - FastCompany)

MIT researchers have created a tool that automatically generates product design options for designers who work with computer-aided drafting software. The tool can optimize a design for any object, based on a combination of metrics, and can then create dozens of design options, each tuned to different optimal efficiencies.

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High-tech policing tools (AI - 2018-08 - Wired)

A brief review of how police departments are using technology: self-guided drones to investigate alerts from gunshot-detecting sensors; tattoo recognition; Bodycam data; Red Light recorder data; etc.

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Japan set to deploy English-speaking robots to schools (AI - 2018-08 - ZDNet)

Japan’s education ministry will deploy 500 English-speaking robots to the country’s schools from next year, with the aim of improving students’ English-speaking skills.

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High-tech policing tools (AI - 2018-06 - Wired)

A brief review of how police departments are using technology: self-guided drones to investigate alerts from gunshot-detecting sensors; tattoo recognition; Bodycam data; Red Light recorder data; etc.

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AI could Kill 2.5 million financial jobs - and save US banks $1 trillion (AI - 2018-05 - Fast Company)

Research firm Autonomous’ new report indicates that AI is on the verge of software gaining competency to perform service work. By 2030, AI implementation could save U.S.-based financial services companies $1 trillion through productivity gains and reduced head count in banking, insurance, and investment management. 2.5 million jobs are at risk. AI will drive gradual change over the next 7 years, with accelerated change between 2025 and 2030.

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Digitization of money and finance: Challenges and opportunities (AI - 2018-05 - American News)

A measured speech by IMF Deputy Managing Director Tao Zhang on the issues facing central banks and regulatory authorities in this era of technological advances in the field of finance. Segments include: How financial services may be transformed by the adoption of financial technology; How crypto-assets’ rise may pose challenges to financial integrity and stability; How central banks and regulators can mitigate potential stability risks without impeding innovation.

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Lawyer bots take the hassle out of fighting parking tickets and property taxes (AI - 2018-04 - Recode)

New services, like DoNotPay, are encouraging people to challenge inaccurate parking tickets and property taxes online. Users are asked a series of questions, which creates a letter with a formal legal defense to be mailed in or submitted online. The free service has helped drivers across the U.S. and U.K. squash more than 450,000 parking tickets representing $13 million in fines; with users winning dismissals more than 50 percent of the time.

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How Al in accounting and auditing can help your business reduce costs (AI - 2018-04 - GreySuits)

Financial services firms are investing in AI to reduce costs and improve efficiency. AUDITING: Machine learning analyzeS thousands of documents, quickly developing summaries, and producing useful information and criteria. AI speedS up tedious tasks, such as checking debit and credit entries. ACCOUNTING: AI can analyze broad trends, revealing financial insights that help develop better long-term strategies. AI can maintain a constant focus on regulatory compliance and reporting, and can assist in risk management.

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Robots are being used in science labs to conduct tests (AI - 2018-04 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

In a Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh lab, a robot arm lifts a bottle filled with chemical reagents and carries it over a bank of test tubes, dispensing a precise number of drops into each one, and carrying out multiple tests. Soon, machines won’t just run the experiments—they’ll devise them, too. AI software designed to identify and sort patterns has been deployed across a wide swath of science, from marine biology to astronomy.

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